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Business Podcast Discussion Group

Tuesday, June 25 Come at 7 for the discussion, come early at 6:30 for refreshments and to hear highlights if you didn't get a chance to pre-listen to the chosen podcasts. HBR Presents:  After Hours:  Stories to Watch this Summer Season 2, episode 34 June 12, 2019, (31 minutes)   The Science of Social Media, Tiny Tips for Delivering Out-Of-This-World Customer Support on Social Media June 3, 2019 (14 minutes) This episode promises a toolbox filled to the brim with ideas, tips, and ...

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Ready, Set Kindergarten!

A program of stories, games and activities designed for kindergarten readiness meets on the following Wednesdays at 2 pm:  July 10, July 24, July 31 and August 14.  Open to children who are 4 or 5 years old. Register for each class you plan to attend.

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Story time meets Monday morning at 10 am, June 24-August 12. This drop-in program of fiction and non-fiction books, rhymes, interactive flannel boards and a simple craft is open to children ages 3-5 who are able to sit independently in circle time for 30 minutes.

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Read to Tucker

Read to Tucker

Independent readers can practice reading aloud to Tucker, a certified therapy dog on select Thursday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 pm this summer.  Visit the library's calendar to register.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

Educators from EverWonder will lead workshops at 2 pm in the library meeting room on the following Saturdays this summer: June 29, July 20 and August 10.  Explore a new science topic each week.  Visit the library website for more details and to register. For children in grades K-2.

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Full Steam Ahead!

Join Mrs. Reilly at 2 pm in the story hour room on the following Thursdays: July 11, July 25, August 1 & August 15 for great books and hands-on science experiments. Things might get messy, so dress appropriately.  For ages 6-8. Register for each class you wish to attend.

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Thursday Board Game Group

The next meeting of the Third Thursday Game Group will be on August 22nd at 6:00 in the CHBMakers Corner. Yes, it is actually the fourth Thursday, but just this once!

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Play Reading Group

Friday June 21 at 2:00 in the Gathering Room. This month’s selection is a script from Steve Allen’s lauded television show, “Meeting of Minds.” Allen envisioned the show as a stimulating round-table discussion conducted like any other talk show - except that the participants would be actors portraying some of the greatest minds and most prominent figures of history. Accordingly, such characters as Aristotle, Catherine the Great, Oliver Cromwell, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Sanger, Gandhi, Thomas Paine, ...

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Author Talk: Anne Rothstein, Creating Winning Grant Proposals

Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us for Anne Rothstein's author talk and signing. Her book is an invaluable tool for successful grant writing. Refreshments. No registration necessary.

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Adult Summer Reading

It's that time again! Adult Summer Reading begins Monday, June 17th. It's fun and low-tech. Just read what you enjoy, fill out a short review and put it into the prize box of your choice, located on the second floor near the front door. We'll draw names on August 20th, so have your entries in by the 19th, please.

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Music Dynamics

Music Dynamics

Meets Friday June 28-July 26 at 11:30 pm in the library meeting room.  Music educator Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of poems, songs, circle games, stories and dances.  For ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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3-D Art

July 8:  ID bracelet or necklace, July 15:  torn paper collages, July 22: Origami for beginners.  Class meets in the children's story hour room from 3:30-4:30 pm.  For ages 5-8.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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Find Beardsley Zoo Golden Tickets

Search for "Golden Tickets" in library books about monkeys on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30-5:00 pm in the children's department.  Find a golden ticket and bring it to the Beardsley Zoo to redeem your prize. 

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YA Summer Reading!

Calling all rising 6th-12th graders!  The C.H. Booth Library summer reading program is here!  How it works:  read books of your choice, fill out a brief form when you are done, and you receive a raffle ticket for every  50 pages of the book!  Weekly raffles start June 28.  Yes, audiobooks and graphic novels count! And every week there will some extra consolation prizes--extra drawings to pick some of the free books and ARCs (advanced ...

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Register for Summer Reading

Register for Summer Reading

June 13-August 17.  Parents of children ages 4 through grade 5 can register their child (children) for our reading program at:  chbooth.readsquared.com. Record the number of pages and books that you read between June 13 and August 17.  Stop by the children's department beginning June 24 to discuss the books you are reading with our volunteers and receive the prizes you've earned for reading.

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Build a Strong(er) Nonprofit!

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-8:00 pm Do you know how to best work with your Board to make your nonprofit stronger? How often do you conduct organizational financial reviews? Do you have a business or strategic plan? How strong is your organizational infrastructure to carry out your programming? Have you ever thought about strategic alliances with other nonprofits?   We will cover these questions and more to assess the strength of your organization. After all, the stronger you are, ...

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Early American Portraiture: From Folk Art to Fine Art

Wednesday July 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades will give background on what was happening at the time in European portraiture, information on the rise of the middle class in America, and the importance of art to document history before the invention of photography; detailing the lives and works of well-known fine artists John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart.  Lesser known but also very important to the development of portraiture in America, ...

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Hearing Healthcare Seminar

Thursday, July 11th at 2:00 in the Gathering Room, second floor by the front door. At this educational seminar we will discuss what hearing loss is and why this often misunderstood condition distorts not only the sounds you hear but the words as well. Carol Maksimow is the presenter. Please register.

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The Moon, the Stars , and the Planets: Music Inspired by Outer Space

Wednesday July 7th at 7:00 in the Gathering Room, second floor. Jeffrey Engel will present a program of music inspired by space. Gustav Holst wrote the best-known such work, but there were others who were equally fascinated by celestial bodies. Mr. Engel will discuss those composers and will also play excerpts from their extraterrestrial oeuvres. Please register.  

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LinkedIn Photoshoots

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Sign up for one of our time slots, and our photographer will get you a profile picture you can be proud of. Get Serious with Cyrenius career programming brought to you by a grant from Grow With Google, the American Library Association, and the Public Library Association.

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Grow with Google Suite

Tuesday, June 25, 11:30 am-1 pm Come hear Adam Richichi of Dental Associates discuss how to use G Suite products in your business.  Lunch provided! Get Serious with Cyrenius career programming brought to you by a grant from Grow With Google, the American Library Association, and the Public Library Association.

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Public Speaking with Anthony DePoto

Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm, Community Room Come to our workshop where Anthony DePoto will lead us in some simple exercises, tips, and hints on how to be a more effective public speaker--even if it is one of your worst fears!

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Genealogy Club of Newtown: Navigating Ships' Manifests

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 in the Meeting Room.. Beyond finding the name of the ship your relatives came to America on, do you know who they were coming to see? If they were detained and why? Who they traveled with? Who they left behind? All these questions and more will be discussed in this informative lecture by guest speaker Toni McKeen. All welcome. Come early for talk and refreshments.

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Painting the Sky Inspired by famous artists

Paint sky images in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe on Wednesday, June 26 at 3:30 pm in the children's story hour room. Under the guidance of artist Randi Rote, participants will create their own cloud paintings using a variety of tools and acrylic paints. For ages 7-10. Register online.

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YA Crafts: Sector Painting

Thursday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 pm Grades 6-12 are invited to come to this painting class where you will create a stained-glass look by clever use of tape and paint.  Please navigate to our calendar to register.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

 
 

This summer, July 13-17, you won’t want to miss this!
44th Annual Friends of the C. H. Booth Library Book Sale
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